Monday, December 3, 2012

Christian church accused of supporting terrorism for its interfaith outreach

From California-

A major Muslim convention will be held at a Christian church this month, representing a significant interfaith development.

All Saints Church, an Episcopal church in Pasadena, Calif. is hosting the Muslim Public Affairs Convention and all church members are invited to attend. In his Advent message on Dec. 2, Rector Ed Bacon spoke of God's new world that transcends religious differences. "My friends, this morning I have no doubt about the fact that God's new world is on its way. God's revolution is continuing. It is the revolution of compassion, overcoming, sacrifice. It is the end of the toxic narrative that too many of our religions have promulgated and that is, that in order to become a part of my religion, you have to hate someone else in another religion or you have to hate somebody else in another category. You see, every time we become more conscious or aware or awake, we discover that we have a soul which is our deepest self, and the discovery of our soul gives us access to a larger knowing beyond ourselves, and if we obey the voice of our soul, if we obey our consciousness, our awareness will become a very wise teacher of soul wisdom and will teach us deep within ourselves. Some people call it the 'inner witness' and this witness is what Christians have called the 'Holy Spirit.'"

Recalling a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bacon admonished his audience to wake up and witness the revolution as the old world, with a divisive narrative, dies. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," he said.

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